Pals pitch in to remember Dean
DEAN Geary's brother and dad led a fitting tribute to the talented footballer at the weekend, guiding their team to victory at his memorial game.
Brother Lee, 24, played in the in Vale 21's 4-2 victory over the Vale of Leven Legends on Saturday.
Dad John pulled the strings from the side-lines as the team's manager.
The game, now in its third year, was staged in honour of former Vale player Dean, 19, whose body was found was found at the side of the A811 near Drymen on February 7, 2010. His death is still a mystery.
More than 150 people turned out at the Vale of Leven Academy to see if the Vale Legends could match the youngsters, who had won the previous two years' fixtures.
Event organiser Peter McLean, 49, who also played the first half for the Vale legends, said: "It was a good game and it was all good fun but the young legs were the
difference in the end.
"There was a good turnout and it was touch-and-go in the first half.
"The best football was played by the Legends with King and Boyd coming close with only good saves from Calum Ainslee keeping a clean sheet for the youngsters.
"The match was played at a decent pace with nothing given away with both teams having a go It was emotional for the family but it was a good day."
After the final whistle, John presented the winning team with the trophy.
On Monday he told the Reporter: "It's an emotional time but as long as everybody wants to keep doing it, Lee and the rest of the family feel the same we'll still do it.
"The first half was tight, the teams were evenly matched but the older ones tired a bit.
"I did bring on Allan MacPherson and he scored with his first touch so that was my inspirational substitution."
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